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July 2nd, 2007
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One thing I wasn't expecting when I went to The Big Session was just how much pretty folky bling there would be to buy. I resisted most things... but probably spent more than I should have.

Today I got my implanon replaced, which was less bad than I'd been imagining it being for three years. Oddly, I still feel embarressed talking about contraception in public, despite being married, and therefore allowed to have sex even by evangelical christians. But yes, it's been a great thing for me, and if anyone wants to know more about it I'll happilly talk about it at length for hours.

Afterwards, I went and had a drastic haircut to celebrate.

My husband is the best husband in the world, and not only put up with being my photographer, he also was my computer officer too, saving the day when I destroyed tha camera simcard.





















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From:atreic
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
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I was going to have it cut to shoulder length, but since I was 8 I've always had it cut to shoulder length and then let it grow long. I thought I ought to see what it looks like, and have fun seeing it at all the different lengths on the way back to "long and scruffy"
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From:lnr
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Wow, you have shorter hair than me! Though not quite as short as I have sometimes had.
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From:king_of_wrong
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
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That haircut really suits you :)


I still feel embarressed talking about contraception in public, despite being married, and therefore allowed to have sex even by evangelical christians

Presumably because Evangelical Christianity is a US import and therefore has a large slice of Puritan morality attached. Not that the Catholics are big on contraception discussions, either.

(Also, I nearly treated the bits between commas as a non-restrictive relative clause instead of a "comma you ignoramus", and hence nearly abridged the quote to "... talking about contraception in public and therefore allowed to have sex ...")
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From:the_lady_lily
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I saw the photos before I read the post and ergo the info about the haircut, and I thought 'oh, did atreic have a haircut I missed?', but I am glad to see that I was not as behind on the news as I thought ;)
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From:aldabra
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Haircut is good. I should probably have a similarly drastic one at some stage.
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From:sphyg
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Likewise.
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From:kaberett
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
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ENOHAIR.

Something I vaguely fantasise about doing every now and again, but would never go through with, because... well... it's my hair, and I'd probably never get it back, and the attempt would take, quite literally, years.

So I think you're terrifyingly brave, basically, and yes, it does suit you, I suppose - though there's also the shock of oh-yes-that's-what-she-looks-like! (I don't remember faces AT ALL, though I can recognise them.)

Also, wonderful cloak.
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From:atreic
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
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My 17 year old self would have said exactly the same thing. In fact, I've been thinking that for the past 8 years, and over those 8 years I could have grown the hair back at least 3 times. So I bit the bullet :-)

Cloak of joy! I'm justifying it by the fact I haggled and got 10% off...
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From:rjw76
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Tell me about your Implanon. Ideally not for hours though :P
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From:atreic
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I was very obsessive about the pill - not bad at taking it, more the opposite (the kind of person who'd wake up at 3am in America because I had to take it at 24 hourly intervals or panic). So I wanted something that I could just forget about. Depo means making docters appointments at 6 monthly intervals, mirana means something in your womb (I'm in ur womb, stoppin ur sprogs...) so implanon was the obvious choice (also, I'm twitchy about wanting primarily pre-conception contraception for personal moral reasons, so get a bit twitchy about coils). So I went to Auckland Road, and after a bit of faff they got me fitted with one, and it was great. It stopped my periods, and didn't make me any spottier than I was before, which was a fair bit though. I have put on a bit of weight (about a stone) while using it, but I've also stopped being a student and got a desk job, so it may not be the implanon. It was a real pain finding someone in Coventry who could take the thing out and put another one in though!

Any questions?
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From:doseybat
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, pretty pretty shiny multicoloured things!
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From:emperor
Date:July 2nd, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I have a very multicoloured wife!
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From:simont
Date:July 2nd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I really like that hair. Mind you, I have a history of being generally in favour of short-haired women, so this may say relatively little about how that haircut in particular suits you in particular :-)

I wonder, incidentally, if it's time I started thinking about coming to Coventry and visiting you?
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From:atreic
Date:July 3rd, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
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Ooh, that would be nice, but large swaves of the summer are taken up by having three sets of parents to visit. It's as easy for me to commute to Cambridge for dinner in the evening as it is for me to come home, if you don't mind me crashing on your sofa...
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From:ewx
Date:July 2nd, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
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*blink*
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From:atreic
Date:July 3rd, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
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I love the way I keep getting such positive comments. Still, better than "It's... short", which is the standard response :-)
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From:lisekit
Date:July 3rd, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
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I like the hair. How was the implant replacement? I have my first one in at the moment and am wondering what to do at the end of its lifespan.
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From:atreic
Date:July 3rd, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
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Nightmarish finding someone in Coventry who could take it out at a time I could attend. After that, not bad at all. I found it hard to keep looking away, but worse when I looked, but there was very little actual pain (just the anaesthetic), and it's not even very sore today. Coventry got a bit carried away and decided I needed a doctor and a nurse and a trainee nurse to stand around while the doctor took it out, so I did feel a bit of a freak show. And I had to persuade them to put the new one in the left arm again (they wanted to swap, because apparently some people have recorded slight muscle wastage) as I didn't want both arms out of action! Actually, I've been typing and cycling and everything perfectly normally since.
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Date:July 3rd, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
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Thumbs-up for the short-hair; it really suits you! Our mutual friend has contemplated a similar move in the past - do you think she should go for it? (She's gone a good chunk shorter than once was - shoulder-length now.)
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From:samholloway
Date:July 3rd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
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That was from me, BTW. (I just realised today that I'm not logged into LJ from my work PC, and haven't been for days. Am now trawling my friends' LJs for all my recent anonymous comments!)
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From:atreic
Date:July 3rd, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Yay! What time should I turn up tomorrow? Looking forward to seeing you. Do I need to bring stuff to sleep in / on?
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From:pavanne
Date:July 3rd, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
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The short hair looks good, as does the colourful dress. Short hair is bliss!

Also, yay for folk festivals. I'm not allowed to go shopping at one ever again after Cropredy 1999.

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From:plinthy
Date:July 3rd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
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You look fantastic!

Both grown up and pretty.

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From:fivemack
Date:July 7th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Aww, cuter than three kittens.

Sorry, that was probably an inappropriate comment.
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